Tokyo Disneyland is a 115-acre theme park at the Tokyo Disney Resort in Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, near Tokyo. It was the first Disney park to be built outside the United States and it opened on April 15, 1983. The park was constructed by WED Enterprises in the same style as Magic Kingdom in Florida and Disneyland in California. It is owned by The Oriental Land Company, which licenses the theme from The Walt Disney Company.
Modeled after Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom in Florida, Tokyo Disneyland is made up of seven themed lands and features seasonal decorations and parades. The seven themed areas name the World Bazaar; the four traditional Disney lands: Adventureland, Westernland, Fantasyland and Tomorrowland; and two mini-lands: Critter Country and Toontown. Many of these areas mirror those in the original Disneyland as they are based on American Disney films and fantasies. Fantasyland includes Peter Pan’s Flight, Snow White’s Scary Adventures, and Dumbo the Flying Elephant, based on Disney films and characters.
The park is noted for its extensive open spaces to accommodate the large crowds that visit the park. In 2018, Tokyo Disneyland hosted 17.9 million visitors, making it the world’s third-most visited theme park behind the Magic Kingdom at the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Park at the Disneyland Resort.
Development of Tokyo Disneyland
Masatomo Takahashi approached Walt Disney Productions with the idea of Tokyo Disneyland in August 1978. The idea seemed good, considering the success of the recently opened Disney World in Florida. Due to this success, Disney and Takahashi negotiated, and the initial contract for the construction of Disneyland in Chiba Prefecture was signed in April 1979. Japanese engineers and architects visited California to tour Disneyland and prepare to construct the new park. The construction of the park began a year later and was covered by hundreds of reporters as an indication of the high expectations for the park in the future. The final cost of Tokyo Disneyland was 180 billion yen rather than the projected 100 billion yen.
Style: Amusement Theme Park
Address: 1-1 Maizuka, Urayasu, Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Information Center Telephone: 0570-00-8632
Opening Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Park Operation Calendar: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/en/tdl/monthly/calendar.html
Ease of Access
Tokyo Disneyland is a five minute walk from JR Maihama Station. It can also be reached in a few steps from the Tokyo Disneyland Station along the Disney Resort Monorail.
Admission Fees and Ticket Types
1-Day Passport for Tokyo Disneyland
Adult 7,900 yen – 9,400 yen
Junior 6,600 yen – 7,800 yen
Child 4,700 yen – 5,600 yen
Fixed Date and Time Passports (from 10:30)
Adult 7,400 yen – 8,900 yen
Junior 6,200 yen – 7,400 yen
Child 4,400 yen – 5,300 yen
Fixed Date and Time Passport (from 12 noon)
Adult 6,900 yen – 8,400 yen
Junior 5,800 yen – 7,000 yen
Child 4,100 yen – 5,000 yen
There are five disney hotels with distinctive charm and ambience for guest to stay over before and after visiting the park.
Tokyo Disneyland Hotel
Located right in front of Tokyo Disneyland. Stay in guest rooms themed to the Disney films, such as Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella.
Disney Ambassador Hotel
Lots of guest rooms featuring the Disney Characters — Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and more! With a restaurant where Guests can meet the Disney friends.
Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta
A hotel that’s part of a Disney theme park, where Guests enjoy a stay inside Tokyo DisneySea. Find guest rooms with lovely views of the harbor.
Tokyo Disney Resort Toy Story Hotel (Opening April 5, 2022)
The hotel’s exterior, entrance, lobby and other areas will bring to life the world of toys based on the Disney and Pixar Toy Story films.
Tokyo Disney Celebration Hotel
Be welcomed inside with decorations that call to mind the Disney Parks. The guest rooms feature artwork inspired by the Disney friends and the Park attractions.